Maryland lawmakers looking at removing Civil War references from their state song.
FOX's Rich Denison reports:
Maryland's state song may someday be free of references to its support of the south during the Civil War:
(Maryland, My Maryland) "Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!"
That "Northern scum" reference one of the changes being considered by state lawmakers. 'Maryland, My Maryland', written in 1861, also makes derogatory references to then-President Abraham Lincoln.
Under the proposal, the piece would remain the official state historic song, but changed to remove what some consider offensive language. Some lawmakers oppose the move, saying it's wrong to eliminate parts of the state's history.
Rich Denison, FOX News.